A second chance to balance the discussion of local responsibility to create affordable housing and climate-friendly development patterns. Come speak up to end the drought of affordable housing helping remove the impediments to fair housing and ending historic segregation.
Many Marin groups are encouraging comments that ask MTC and ABAG to include the best aspects of the Equity, Environment and Jobs alternative (Alternative 5) in the final Plan. The EEJ puts more affordable housing near transit and jobs; runs more transit service across the region; and protects families at risk of displacement.
In MTC and ABAG’s own analysis, the EEJ alternative will build a stronger, healthier region than the draft Plan will. Here’s some of the data we’ve pulled together from their own documents; it shows how much better the EEJ alternative performs for equity, the environment and public health than the draft Plan would.
Among other things, the EEJ (which MTC and ABAG have designated the “environmentally-superior alternative”) would result in:
Nearly 3.5 million fewer miles of auto travel per day than the draft Plan
1,900 fewer tons of CO2 emissions per day than the draft Plan
108,000 fewer people taking travelling by car each day than the draft Plan
568,000 fewer tons of GHG emissions per year than the draft Plan
30,000 fewer residents, and 29,000 fewer employees subject to sea level flooding by 2050 than the draft Plan
1,570 tons per year less carbon monoxide, 256 tons per year less ROG, 329 tons per year less NOX, etc., than the draft Plan
7,100 kilograms per year less Toxic Air Contaminants (TACs) than the draft Plan
250 hours more of active transportation per day than the draft Plan
14,400 fewer families at high risk of displacement than the draft Plan
Saves low-income families $79 million a year in rent compared to the draft Plan
165,000 more transit boardings each day than the draft Plan
83,500 fewer cars on the roads than the draft Plan
Total regional energy savings of 68 billion BTUs per day over the draft Plan
You are also encouraged to post your comments online at One Bay Area